Anza Vista is a smaller neighborhood just out of the main urban areas of San Francisco and just east of the University of San Francisco, making it conveniently located to just about anything. The area is mostly housing development, but on the outskirts, you will find some businesses including food and groceries. As a small neighborhood, there are no services for your dog but there are some larger stores close by that may carry the all-important accessories that your pup needs. Groomers and veterinarians are not too far away and might even be in walking distance, but even by car, there are plenty just a few minutes away.
San Francisco weather includes fog, wind, and some rain, but what it does not include is any temperature extremes. With an average yearly temperature of 57 degrees, you will not find many days where it is too hot or too cold to walk.
Anza Vista is built on a hill with plenty of hills surrounding it. You might find some flat terrain if you look really hard, but expect to get a real workout if you choose to walk around here. If you have lived in San Francisco for long, then you know that the hills are as much a part of living here as is the fog and the rain.
Anza Vista might be a residential neighborhood, but you won’t find much in the way of greenery and all of your walks will be on concrete. You might find a few trees here and there, but that is the only sign of nature that your pup is likely to encounter in this neighborhood. With connected housing meant to protect against the winds and houses built on top of garages, there is not even much in the way of yards or greenery around local homes.
Unfortunately, Anza Vista has no local greenways. Fortunately, a short walk or drive in just about any direct direction will provide your pup with plenty of the green stuff to roll in. Just to the west is Golden Gate State Park which is loaded full of things for you to do and, of course, plenty of grass and trees as well. Lakes, bison fields, trails, playgrounds, and so much more are available at this park.
Presidio is a 1500-acre park to the north that includes fields, beaches, things to see, do, and eat, and at the south of the park there is a dog run in the Mountain Lake Park area. A few smaller parks are a bit closer to the Anza Vista neighborhood and might do for a quick visit on foot. These include Alamo Square Park to the southeast, Raymond Kimbell Playground to the east, and Laurel Hill Playground to the northwest.